Scope and Contents
Title: Lyman A. Brewer Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.652
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.1 Linear feet
Dr. Lyman A. Brewer (1818-1876) was a Union soldier during the Civil War, and medical officer for the Spotted Tail and the
Red Cloud agencies in Dakota Territory from 1874 to 1876. This collection of papers on Lyman A. Brewer includes photocopies
of biographical data; letters and notes from 1874 November 28-1876 April 14, and typed transcriptions articles, journal entries,
and family correspondence from 1864 to 1865.
Brewer, Lyman A., Dr., 1818-1876
Dr. Lyman A. Brewer (1818-1876) served in the Ohio regiments during the Civil War, contracted spotted fever, and was eventually
advised to go West for his health. Brewer served as medical officer for the Spotted Tail and the Red Cloud agencies in Dakota
Territory, writing letters to his family from there in the period from 20 Sept 1874 through 14 April 1876.
Lyman A. Brewer Collection, 1983, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.652; [folder number] [folder title][date].
Processed by Library staff, after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October
29, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Lyman A Brewer IV of South Pasadena permitted the Southwest Museum to photocopy this correspondence during 1983 September.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center
as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application
or contact library staff at email@example.com. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.
Scope and Contents
This collection of papers on Lyman A. Brewer includes photocopies of biographical data; letters and notes sent from Dakota
Territory, from 1874 November 28-1876 April 14, typewritten transcriptions created by Mrs. Lyman A. Brewer III, the mother
of the donor; typed transcriptions of an article and a journal entry which were not included with the original donation; and
typed transcriptions of 25 letters to family and friends from 1864 January 24 - 1865 June 13, transcriber unknown.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Red Cloud Agency.
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Spotted Tail Agency.
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Diaries -- Entries
Indians of North America -- Census
Indians of North America -- Living conditions